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Prof. J. M. Carroll
Professor John CarrollPostgraduate Coordinator


BA Oberlin; MA Iowa; PhD Harvard


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Office: 10.37



Research Interests | Publications | Courses | RPG Supervisions




Research Interests


  • Modern Chinese History
  • Hong Kong History
  • Colonialism and Imperialism in Asia





A Concise History of Hong Kong / 香港簡史

A Concise History of Hong Kong / 香港簡史

Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong

Edge of Empires: Chinese Elites and British Colonials in Hong Kong


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Teaching and Courses Taught


  • HIST1017 Modern Hong Kong

  • HIST2091 The British Empire

  • HIST2094 Museums and History

  • HIST4024 Writing Hong Kong history




Research Postgraduate Supervisions


Prof. Carroll has supervised Research Postgraduates in the following areas:


  • Vivian Wai Yan KONG, "Evacuation of British Women and Children in Hong Kong in 1940" (MPhil)
  • Chi Chi HUANG, ""Advance Hong Kong!": How the British imagined Hong Kong, 1841-1941" (PhD)
  • Kenny YUEN, "Humanitarianism and Politics: The Hong Kong Vietnamese Refugee Crisis, 1975-1980" (MPhil)
  • Zardas LEE, "From Cold War Politics to Moral Regulation: Film Censorship in Colonial Hong Kong" (MPhil, 2014)
  • IP Kai Yu, Kelvin, "The Propaganda War: Leftists vs. Government in the Hong Kong 1967 Riots" (MPhil, 2013)
  • HO Chi Yeung, Xyrus, "Public housing and Town Planning in Colonial Hong Kong, 1946-1983" (MPhil, 2012)
  • Michael M. L. CHAN, "Between Red and White: Chinese Communist and Nationalist Movements in Hong Kong, 1945-1958" (MPhil, 2011)
  • Gary Chi-hung LUK, "Collaboration and Conflict: Chinese Food Provisioners in Early Colonial Hong Kong" (MPhil, 2011)
  • Carol C. L. TSANG, "Women's Medicine and Women's Diseases in Colonial Hong Kong" (PhD, 2011)
  • William TAI Yuen, "Chinese Capitalism in Colonial Malaya" (PhD, 2010)
  • Sammy TSANG Shun Fai, "Border Control in Colonial Hong Kong, 1958-62" (MPhil, 2010)
Latest Publication
A Concise History of Hong Kong / 香港簡史Book
A Concise History of Hong Kong /
香港簡史 (Chinese Trans.)

HKU Press

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